Removal of poly finish ?

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MarkInLA
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Re: Removal of poly finish ?

Post by MarkInLA » Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:52 am

Catire, sorry for belated thank you. I've been over in jazz guitar for a long time now and just saw this today 6/19/17..I never did the refinish... Mark

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Philipp Lerche
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Re: Removal of poly finish ?

Post by Philipp Lerche » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:04 pm

A bit off but....

Why don't we just (natural) oil high grade luthier guitars ? I mean nobody will ever carry a 3000$ guitar to a camp fire.
It will just get dirty or stainy over time like the player himself. Also it is easy to clean/sand and re-oil it from time to time.

My stubborn grandpa always used oil and wax for his lutes and nothing could make him do it different. :)
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Re: Removal of poly finish ?

Post by attila57 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:09 pm

MarkInLA wrote:
Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:52 am
Catire, sorry for belated thank you. I've been over in jazz guitar for a long time now and just saw this today 6/19/17..I never did the refinish... Mark
I always use a hot air gun to remove poly finish. It softens and peels off nicely.
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Re: Removal of poly finish ?

Post by MarkInLA » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:36 pm

Thanks for updates. I no longer am pursuing the refinish. I'm glad I didn't as I was just about to post something about My Cordoba C10 today !! But I do want to say: I wonder if a hot air gun could potentially loosen the glue at bridge or purfling ...M

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Re: Removal of poly finish ?

Post by attila57 » Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:53 pm

Use it with care... It is an art and a gun with a thermoregulator comes handy.
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